Have your say on fire and rescue service

EAST Sussex Fire Authority is asking people for their views on proposed changes in the way fire and rescue services will be provided in Rother, Wealden and Lewes.

Thursday, 22nd July 2010, 2:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:08 pm

Two public meetings will be held, both starting at 7pm. The first is on Thursday, August 5, at the fire and rescue service training centre, Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, near Uckfield.

The next is the following day, Friday, August 6, at service headquarters, 20 Upperton Road, Eastbourne.

Both venues can accommodate up to 150 people on a first come, first served basis.

Anyone unable to attend can still make their views known by logging on to: www.esfrs.org and going to the rural review section.

A series of independent consultations is already underway.

The closing date for comment is August 20, and findings will be reported to the Fire Authority prior to decisions being made in September.

Gary Walsh, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: "We have looked at all the incidents people have called us out to over the years as well as considering information on individuals in these areas who remain at risk.

"We can now say with certainty that the way in which we deliver most of our services across these areas is both effective and efficient, but there are some changes which we think will deliver further improvement."

Councillor Ted Kemble, chairman of the Fire Authority, urged people to take the chance to comment on how best services should be provided.